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Hippidion saldiasi

Hippidion saldiasi
Fossil range: Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Hippidion
Binomial name
Hippidion saldiasi
Roth, 1899

Hippidion saldiasi is an extinct species of horse, endemic to the Americas. Remains of this species have been recovered in locations such as the Piedra Museo site, Santa Cruz, Argentina[1] and Cueva del Milodon, Chile.[2] The significance of such archaeological recovery is amplified by the association with hunting of these animals by prehistoric man at possible Pre-Clovis horizons.

See also

  • Giant sloth



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